Brunswick Soccer Association: Little Kickers (Ages 3-5) - Summer 2014

Friday, August 1
Little Kickers for 8/1 7pm is cancelled due to weather (rain)
Cancelled tonight 8/1 due to rain.

Friday, June 20
Field Location for Little Kickers Summer 2014
Download file/handout for your child's squad field location.
Handout: 2014 Summer Little Kickers Squad Field Location

Tuesday, January 21
Little Kickers 2014 Summer Soccer program
3-5 Year Old Skill Priorities
  • Learn basic motor skills

  • Directional movement with and without a ball

  • Learn to interact and play with other children

  • Dribble with all surfaces of both feet

  • Basic shooting


3-5 Year Old Objectives

To provide fun, active, age appropriate activities that foster comfort with the ball and enhance motor skills for each player.  It is important that all players have a ball in most activities so that they can have “LOTS” of touches as they attempt to dribble (propel) the ball.  The goal for each hour is for players to touch a ball 200 plus times in game oriented activities.


Each session will consist of 45 minutes of game oriented activities specifically designed to teach and keep the attention of 3-5 year olds, followed by a 10 minute 3v3 game where kids can demonstrate what they learned.




Birthday Falls In


8/1/2010 – 7/31/2011


8/1/2009 – 7/31/2010


8/1/2008 – 7/31/2009


Session Details:  Program will run for 7 consecutive weeks.




Times *

Facility / Park



Summer 2014


6/13– 7/25

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Hopkins Park

Diana 1

1721 Diana Drive, Brunswick


Times: 1 hour blocks.  *First session from 6:00 to 7:00 PM; Second session from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. (Times depending on number of attendee’s).  Class sizes limited to 18 players.


Cost:  $55.00/player per session (includes shirt). Full payment must be made in order for your player to participate in the program. 


Coaching: Each session will be run by high energy experienced soccer trainers with expertise in training and developing children ages 3-5.


Registration: Go to and download Little Kickers Registration Form or send email to Pam Menick at requesting Little Kickers Registration Form: please include Name of Child, Age, Birthday (mm/dd/yy), Parents Name, Phone and Email Address.


Registration will be made by mailing your payment in with your registration form and a copy of child’s birth certificate postmarked by Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Birth certificates will be returned to parent at first practice/game.  Mail to: BSA, PO Box 1248, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.


What must we bring to each session? BSA T-shirt, Shin Guards, Water Bottle, Size 3 Soccer Ball, Tennis Shoes or Cleats if you have them.


For further information, please contact Joe Neff at or Jeff Petrenko at


Come join the fun!

Tuesday, January 21
Little Kickers 2014 Summer Soccer program - Registration Form
Please download the attached handout (document) to register your child for our Summer soccer program, boys and girls, ages 3-5.
Handout: 2014 Little Kickers Summer Registration Form

Sunday, January 13
BSA assumes Jump Start Youth Soccer Program


PRESS RELEASE                                                                            DECEMBER 18, 2012

Brunswick Youth Soccer Moving in a New Direction

In recent history, the City of Brunswick has had 3 different organizations in charge of the administration of soccer in the community.   The youngest soccer participants were offered opportunities to participate in soccer via “Jump Start”, an athletic services company whose services were sub-contracted by the Brunswick Recreation Center.   The Brunswick Youth Soccer Association, “BYSA”,  is the administrator of the recreational soccer program for youths ages 5 -18 and the Brunswick Soccer Association, “BSA”, is responsible for the travel soccer program in the community which is for the more serious soccer player.    

The BYSA has offered recreational soccer programming for youth players in Brunswick for over 20 years and the “all volunteer” soccer organization will continue to offer recreational youth soccer programming hopefully for years to come, but for the youth soccer players looking for more development there will be a new opportunity available. The BSA is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with the Brunswick Recreation Department to become the administrator of a developmental soccer program for the youth soccer players in Brunswick.   The “Jump Start” soccer program will no longer play a role in Brunswick community soccer.

Bruce Miller, the former Head Coach of the Cleveland Crunch Indoor Professional Soccer Team (1995 – 2001) and recently retired Head Boys Soccer Coach at Brunswick High School (4 seasons), has been instrumental in getting the ball rolling. 

“Soccer has played a role in my life for over 50 years.  As a 16 year resident of Brunswick and the parent of a son who went through the Brunswick Soccer hierarchy, from Rec to Travel to High School, it has always disturbed me to see our programs fail to match the success of our neighbors to the north (Strongsville) and south (Medina).  As the High School Boys Soccer Coach it was particularly frustrating to try and compete with the “better” teams when the majority of our soccer participants clearly were not “technically or tactically” astute enough to vie for the level of success that they were “athletically” capable of.  Our kids have not been getting the necessary training at the youngest ages.  By the time they are joining travel, we are so far behind that we cannot catch-up.”

While serving as the High School Head Boys Soccer Coach Bruce attempted to get the Brunswick community administrative soccer bodies to come together “for the good of the game” and the “advancement of the quality of soccer we could be playing”, but was unable to achieve any real change.  Thus soccer in Brunswick has limped along at a level that Bruce perceives as “disappointing”.   Bruce Miller emphasized that there are a number of terrific soccer people in our community in both Rec and Travel, however, Bruce stated the different philosophies among the Brunswick administrative soccer bodies was the reason he was not able to achieve the change that was needed if the goal is to create a program that can and will produce players that will allow Brunswick High School to compete with the best teams in the state.   Thus, the agreement was reached between the BSA and the Brunswick Recreation Department in order to work toward that goal.



Friday, January 11
SportsBEAT with Grant Relic - Bruce Miller & Jeff Petrenko, Brunswick Soccer Association

Interview with Grant Relic and the BHS Sports BEAT on cable access. 

Click on the link above to view the interview regarding BSA and Jump Start Youth Soccer Program.